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First Edition of Alfred Russel Wallace's Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with Some of its Applications
London: Macmillan and Co 1889.
First edition of Wallace’s assessment of Darwin’s Origin of Species. Octavo, original cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Wallace with tissue guard, illustrated, folding map of The World on Mercator’s Projection in three colors. In good condition.
"Wandering between two worlds, one lost, the other powerless to be born": First Edition of Changing Places; Signed by David Lodge
London: Secker & Warburg 1975.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by David Lodge on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light toning to the spine. A very bright example of a book that is prone to significant fading.
New York: Doubleday & Company 1958.
First American edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Although not marked this copy is from the library of travel collector, Mary Anna Marten, who was the daughter of the 3rd and last Lord Alington of Crichel and later trustee of The British Museum.
"Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England": Signed First Edition of The Cider House Rules
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc 1985.
First edition of Irving’s sixth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “For my biggest fan John Irving.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Werner.
"This is so stupid it practically drools": First Edition of Consider the Lobster; Signed by David Foster Wallace
New York: Little Brown & Company 2005.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Yoori Kim. Jacket photograph by Kelly Campbell. Author photograph by Marion Ettlinger.
First Editions of Each Novel in Frederick Buechner's Book of Bebb Quartet; Each Volume Signed by Him
New York: Atheneum 1971-1977.
First editions of each novel in the author’s acclaimed Book of Bebb quartet. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth. Each book is inscribed and dated by the author. Each are in excellent condition in dust jackets that show only light wear. A very sharp set.
First Edition of Abraham Joshua Heschel's Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America 1951.
First edition of this modern classic of Jewish theology. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and rubbing. Jacket designed by Marshall Lee.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For David and Dan in memory of Uncle Alex Herman Wouk. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf 2015.
First edition of the compilation of Murakami’s first two novels. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Haurki Murakami on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Ted Gossen.
New York: Harcourt 2006.
First edition in English of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s sequel to Blindness. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
"Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God": Mark Twain's Europe and Elsewhere; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1923.
Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. With an appreciation by Brander Matthews and an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. Uncommon in this condition.
"The red sun seemed to tip one end of a pair of scales below the horizon, and simultaneously to lift an orange moon at the other": First Edition of Between the Woods and the Water; Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor
London: John Murray 1986.
First British edition of the author’s second book in the author’s trilogy that began with “A Time of Gifts”. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leigh Fermor on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.A very sharp example.
New York: Ballantine Books 1970.
Paperback original first edition of this work, which went on to win the 1970 Nebula and 1971 Hugo award for best novel. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Larry Niven on the title page. In good condition.
Color photograph of British naturalists David Attenborough and Jane Goodall, boldly signed by them. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. Matted and framed. Then entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches.
New York: Picador 2008.
First edition of the re-issue of Tom Wolfe’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Wolfe with his characteristic signature on the title page and additionally signed by John Glenn on the half-title page, who was a member of the Mercury Seven. In fine condition.